Conference Papers “On our way to 2030: delivering for resilient and prosperous societies” is a publication hosting contributions by former participants of the Advanced and Intensive Programmes in European Law and Economics, implemented by Riga Graduate School of Law. The graduates who have become regional experts have shared their analysis of the legal, economic or political developments in the region that they represent.
The topics covered in the Conference Papers were debated during the online conference "On our way to 2030: delivering for resilient and prosperous societies" on 10-11 December 2020. On the first day of the Conference, authors presented their articles and discussed the most relevant issues within the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and Central Asian region such as law-making and regulatory reform in Georgia, Azerbaijan’s EU policy and access to justice for domestic and international investors in Kyrgyzstan.
The second day of the Conference accommodated three panel sessions on good governance and rule of law, sustainable economic development and fundamental rights. Among the participants were Dr. Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, Parliamentary Secretary of the Foreign Ministry, Dr. Ineta Ziemele, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Dr. Jan Zobec, Judge at the Constitutional Court of Slovenia, and others.
Conference Papers will be of particular interest to academics, policy-makers and practitioners, as well as national and international governmental and non-governmental institutions and bodies within the European Union, the ENP countries and Central Asia.
Links to Conference recordings:
Opening of the Conference. Pietro Sullo, Rector of the Riga Graduate School of Law, Dr. Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, and H.E. Kristian Ødegaard, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the Republic of Latvia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1hTHMTJtJw
Panel session I: The Role of Good Governance, Rule of Law and Public Administration Reform. Speakers: Peter Goldschmidt, Director of the European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA’s Centre in Luxembourg, Lolita Čigāne, International Consultant in Good Governance, Election and EU Affairs, Mārtiņš Krieviņš, Regional Manager EU Neighbourhood East, SIGMA, OECD. Moderated by Dr. Jānis Ikstens, Chairman of the Board of Riga Graduate School of Law. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmevpijC1zY
Panel session II: Sustainable Economic Development as The Cornerstone for Regional Stability. Speakers: Jānis Mažeiks, Under-Secretary of State, Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Prof. Inna Šteinbuka, Professor at the University of Latvia, Former Head of the European Commission in Latvia, Juergen Klaus, Team Lead of Funding & Investor Relations Derivatives and Market Intelligence at the European Stability Mechanism. Moderated by Dr. Kārlis Bukovskis, Deputy Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ziSaE_vBBc
Panel session III: Importance of Fundamental Rights in a Democratic Society. Speakers: Dr. Ineta Ziemele, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Dr. Jan Zobec, Judge at the Constitutional Court of Slovenia, Dilfuza Kurolova, Legal Consultant in the Europe and CIS programme at the International Commission of Jurists. Moderated by Dr. Pietro Sullo, Rector of the Riga Graduate School of Law. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3JtvWFwAsI
Keynote speech by Jutta Urpilainen, Commissioner for International Partnerships. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDTVeO61I9k
An honorary video address by the Director of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, Mr. Michael O’Flaherty. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlc2Ue6h4TM
Daniel Goinic (Moldova) “Article 18 ECHR as a Warning Shot for Non-Democracy in Eastern Europe”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kylw9FOvZg4
Lucia Leontiev (Moldova) “Normative Power Europe: Tracing the Union’s Normative Power Approach in the Case of Eastern European De Facto States”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eme971mkFU
Rahim Rahimov (Azerbaijan) “Presidential Discourse Analysis of Azerbaijan’s EU Policy Over 2003‒2019”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SyCypaRNhY
George Lomtadze (Georgia) “Constitutional Requirements of Rational Law-making and Regulatory Reform in Georgia”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-2ukr7McMU
Zhengizkhan Zhanaltay (Kazakhstan) “Role of the Eurasian Economic Union in Trade Dynamics between the European Union and Kazakhstan”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NuSDpUXeyg
Anastasiya Griadasova (Kyrgyzstan) “Out-of-country voting in Estonia and Kyrgyzstan: Alternative Voting for Voters Abroad”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYn_8w5Mc6U
Closing remarks by Dr. Pietro Sullo, Rector of the Riga Graduate School of Law. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OSdYLYUVyg